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Ebola: Liberia deaths ‘far higher than reported’ as officials downplay epidemic

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 19:18
Observer [UK], by Mark Townsend Posted By: NorthernDog- Sun, 19 37 2014 05:37:30 GMT The true death toll from the Ebola epidemic is being masked by chaotic data collection and people’s reluctance to admit that their loved ones had the virus, according to one of west Africa’s most celebrated film'makers. Sorious Samura, who has just returned from making a documentary on the crisis in Liberia, said it is very clear on the ground that the true number of dead is far higher than the official figures being reported by the World Health Organisation. Liberia accounts for more than half of all the official Ebola deaths, with a total of 2,458. Overall, the number of

City Threatens to Arrest Ministers Who Refuse to Perform Same'Sex Weddings

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 19:18
Fox News, by Todd Starnes Posted By: Desert Fox- Sun, 19 03 2014 05:03:29 GMT Two Christian ministers who own an Idaho wedding chapel were told they had to either perform same'sex weddings or face jail time and up to $1,000 in daily fines, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court. Alliance Defending Freedom is representing Donald and Evelyn Knapp, two ordained ministers who own the Hitching Post Wedding Chapel in Coeur d’Alene. “Right now they are at risk of being prosecuted,” attorney Jeremy Tedesco told me. “The threat of enforcement is more than just credible.” The wedding chapel is registered as a “religious corporation” limited to performing “one'man'one'woman marriages as defined by the Holy Bible.” However,

Crist calls changes in position evolution, foes call them flipping

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 19:01
Tampa Tribune, by William March Posted By: Hazymac- Sun, 19 54 2014 04:54:03 GMT TAMPA ­­— It may be the most damaging rap against Charlie Crist: He’s a shape'shifter whose positions on issues change with the political wind. “It’s flippin’ amazing,” says one of Gov. Rick Scott’s attack ads, citing Crist’s switch from lifelong Republican to no'party candidate in 2010, then to the Democratic Party in 2012. There’s no question Crist’s positions on some issues have changed substantially since he was considered a conservative in a comparatively moderate state Senate during the 1990s. But the story behind those changes takes many turns. In some cases, political expediency apparently was involved; in others, Crist says,

Obama´s Biggest Fail Yet

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 18:43
Townhall, by John Ransom Posted By: Desert Fox- Sun, 19 40 2014 04:40:52 GMT Anderson659 wrote: Obama is not an idiot, far from it, he has a vision for America that is defined by radical left progressive social marxism, trickle down economics from the government. The Democrat party us now a party of secular humanist radicals. 'Idiots Offer Hope, Change, Blame, Revenge' and Self Government Dear Brother Anderson, The Democrat Party has been a bunch of secular humanists for quite some time. This isn’t Harry Truman’s Democrat Party, although I’ll admit that Truman’s economic policies were really bad. I disagree with your evaluation of Obama however. First of all, he’s dedicated his whole life to running for office.

Obama moves into 2014 campaign mode

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 18:26
Associated Press, by Josh Lederman Posted By: Desert Fox- Sun, 19 33 2014 04:33:28 GMT WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is shifting into campaign mode for the first time this year. Obama plans to attend a Sunday afternoon rally for Anthony Brown in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Brown is Maryland´s lieutenant governor and the Democratic candidate for governor. It´s Obama´s first major campaign appearance for the 2014 midterm elections. He has attended dozens of Democratic fundraisers, but hasn´t campaigned with candidates in public. Later Sunday, the president will fly to Chicago for an event for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn. The Democrat is seeking re'election in Obama´s home state. Obama´s first rally of 2014 was supposed to be last Wednesday in

Cruz: Klain a ´political operative´

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 18:26
Politico, by Leigh Munsil Posted By: Desert Fox- Sun, 19 32 2014 04:32:16 GMT Sen. Ted Cruz on Sunday dismissed new Obama administration Ebola czar Ron Klain a "political operative" without health care experience. "Mr. Klain is not a doctor, he´s not a health care professional, he doesn´t have background in these issues," the Texas Republican said on CNN´s "State of the Union." "We don´t need a White House political operative, which is what Mr. Klain has been. What we need is presidential leadership. The person who needs to be on top of this is the president of the United States." Klain is a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden and served in

´Clinton Democrats´ falling flat

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 17:31
The Hill (Washington, D.C.), by Peter Sullivan & Bernie Becker Posted By: Desert Fox- Sun, 19 24 2014 04:24:25 GMT Self'proclaimed Clinton Democrats are struggling this election cycle, and not even their powerful namesakes may be enough to save them. Both Bill and Hillary Clinton have tried to turn on their charms to help centrist Democrats in Kentucky and Arkansas. But as candidates in both states are slipping, help from the party’s preeminent power couple is falling short. In Kentucky, Alison Lundergan Grimes has clung tightly to both Bill and Hillary Clinton as she tries to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell(R). The former president has already campaigned with the Democratic hopeful twice and will head to the Bluegrass State again next week.

101st Airborne Won’t Get Full Protective Hazmat Suits for Ebola Mission in West Africa

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 17:12
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft Posted By: Desert Fox- Sun, 19 15 2014 04:15:39 GMT Unbelievable. Troops from the 101st Airborne Division will not receive full protective Hazmat suits for their mission in West Africa. They’re being sent to West Africa – but won’t get full protective Hazmat suits. The 101st Airborne is a U.S. Army modular light infantry division trained for air assault operations. The division was renowned for its role on D'Day. Major General David H. Petraeus (“Eagle 6?) led the Screaming Eagles to war during the 2003 during Operation Iraqi Freedom. The administration says they won’t need them. Nashville Public Radio reported: Troops from the 101st Airborne Division leading the military response to Ebola in West Africa will

The power of (puppy) love! Dying man has ´complete turnaround´ after being reunited at the hospital with his beloved one'eyed Chihuahua named Bubba

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 17:12
Daily Mail (UK), by Snejana Farberov Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 19 14 2014 04:14:17 GMT Just call him Bubba, the one'eyed miracle dog. The 8'year'old Chihuahua mix has been credited with giving his dying owner the will to live after the two were reunited at a Kentucky hospital. Bubba´s owner, James Wathen, 73, from Whitley County, Kentucky, has been at Baptist Health Corbin since mid'September. Scroll down for video 'In recent weeks, his health has taken a turn for the worse as Wathen stopped eating and speaking above a whisper. One of the social workers at the hospital recently visited the patient and learned from him that Wathen was pining for his beloved rescue Chihuahua,

A toxic president

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 17:12
New York Post, by Michael Goodwin Posted By: Desert Fox- Sun, 19 13 2014 04:13:08 GMT Chalk it up to karma, fate or bad luck. Whatever you call it, the Ebola scare is proof that Bad Things Happen to Bad Presidents. The morphing of what is a single case into near panic is, according to medical experts, unwarranted. They point out that, so far, one person from Liberia died in a Texas hospital and two nurses who treated him got sick. Period, end of panic. In rational and medical terms, they may be right. But their calculations omit another factor. It’s the X factor. In this case, X stands for trust. President Obama has spent six years squandering it, and

Mexico Finds Many Corpses, but Not Lost 43

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 17:12
New York Times, by Randal C. Archibold Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sun, 19 02 2014 04:02:24 GMT Iguala, Mexico - With borrowed shovels and pick axes, the farmers drove their battered pickup trucks to a series of suspicious clearings in the countryside, jumped out and started digging. (Snip) The students were reported missing after the local police, now accused of working with a local drug gang, shot to death six people on Sept. 26. Prosecutors say they believe that officers abducted a large number of the students and then turned them over to the gang. The students have not been seen since. President Enrique Peña Nieto has declared the search for the missing students his administration’s top priority.

The Obamacare Debate Heats Up in Virginia

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 16:54
Weekly Standard, by Jeffrey H. Anderson Posted By: garnet- Sun, 19 00 2014 04:00:00 GMT In the wake of their passage of Obamacare, the Democrats have repeatedly claimed two things: Republicans don’t have an alternative, and in any case the health care debate is over. But a Washington Post editorial published Saturday makes it clear that neither of these claims is true.The Post praises Republican Virginia Senate candidate Ed Gillespie for advancing an alternative to Obamacare, even though the Post remains supportive of the president’s overhaul. (Gillespie’s opponent, Democratic senator Mark Warner, who of course voted for Obamacare, received the Post’s endorsement last week.) The Post writes: “Mr. Gillespie’s proposal was developed by a conservative

President Lameduck´s attorney general

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 16:54
Washington Examiner, by Editorial Posted By: garnet- Sun, 19 55 2014 03:55:40 GMT President Obama announced this week that he plans to make a very important decision, but not until after the Nov. 4 election. We´re not referring to the forthcoming executive order changing U.S. immigration policy without congressional input — although Obama has also promised to do that after the election, because the public doesn´t yet "understand what the facts are on immigration" as well as he thinks he does. Nor are we referring to Obama´s more recent deferred promise to defy Congress by moving several Guantanamo terrorism detainees so that they can continue to be held indefinitely and without trial or charges in

Senate Dem stumbles in Arkansas race

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 15:19
The Hill, by Cameron Joseph Posted By: garnet- Sun, 19 48 2014 03:48:46 GMT Sen. Mark Pryor (D'Ark.) is struggling after a spate of recent missteps, and Democrats even privately admit he needs a near'perfect finish to survive. The Democratic incumbent has trailed Rep. Tom Cotton (R) in most public polling since midsummer and is now dealing with a pair of recent verbal stumbles. In Tuesday’s debate he said the middle class extended up to families making $200,000 a year — nearly four times the median household income of the Natural State. Days earlier, he’d struggled to come up with a response when asked about the Obama administration’s handling of Ebola. The money momentum is also on

Obama’s standing with women hurts Senate Dems

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 15:19
Politico, by Manu Raju Posted By: garnet- Sun, 19 38 2014 03:38:57 GMT Female voters powered President Barack Obama’s victory over Mitt Romney in 2012, as Democrats leaned heavily on social issues to rally single women and suburban moms to the polls. But with two weeks until Election Day, the president’s diminished standing with women is quickly becoming one of the biggest liabilities facing Democrats as they struggle to hang onto the Senate majority. In battleground states across the country, Obama is underwater with female voters — especially women unaffiliated with a political party — and it’s making it harder for Democrats to take advantage of the gender gap, according to public polling and Democratic

The Virus of Cynicism

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 15:00
New York Times, by Frank Bruni Posted By: garnet- Sun, 19 34 2014 03:34:48 GMT We have no clue at this point how far Ebola could spread in the United States — and no reason for panic. But one dimension of the disease’s toll is clear. It’s ravaging Americans’ already tenuous faith in the competence of our government and its bureaucracies. Before President Obama’s election, we had Iraq, Katrina and the meltdown of banks supposedly under Washington’s watch. Since he came along to tidy things up, we’ve had the staggeringly messy rollout of Obamacare, the damnable negligence of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the baffling somnambulism of the Secret Service. Now this.

Kerry Blames Israel For Rise of ISIS

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 14:26
Breitbart Big Peace, by Thomas Rose Posted By: mitzi- Sun, 19 10 2014 03:10:37 GMT Thursday’s claim by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that lack of “progress” in the Israel'Palestinian peace process is helping fuel the rise of ISIS continues to reverberate both in Israel and the Middle East. Kerry’s remarks, which appeared to lay the blame for the rise of the ISIS terrorist army in Iraq and Syria squarely on Israel, are but the latest in a series of controversial comments made by America’s top diplomat that seem to highlight the Obama administration’s growing hostility toward the Jewish state. Speaking at a ceremonial State Department dinner commemorating the Muslim holiday of Eid al'Adha,

Stunning federal corruption case moving forward with almost no media attention

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 14:26
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson Posted By: magnante- Sun, 19 51 2014 02:51:02 GMT Corrupt federal prosecutors presenting false evidence in order to shake down a blameless corporation and bring in tens of millions of dollars seems like a pretty dramatic story. Especially when former prosecutors support the charge and a chief judge acts on the allegations and takes dramatic action. Yet the media silence is deafening. Eric Holder’s Justice Department is implicated in a dramatic and shocking case of alleged corruption that is so bad that the Chief Judge of the Eastern District of California has taken what can rightly be called the “nuclear option” and recused all the judges in the district

The ‘sex'crazed’ teacher’s lurid school dance outfits

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 14:10
New York Post, by Susan Edelman Posted By: mitzi- Sun, 19 50 2014 02:50:25 GMT He dressed like this — and no one said anything? Brooklyn Tech teacher and alleged sex predator Sean Shaynak attended the school’s senior Masquerade Ball in the fall of 2012 dressed as Britney Spears in her “Hit Me Baby One More Time” Catholic'schoolgirl getup. He wore pigtails, a wig, falsies, a tied white shirt baring his midriff, and a tiny plaid miniskirt, very low'slung. A chaperone for the 2009 ball, he was voted “most unique” — dressed as a French maid in a short dress — and reportedly “flashed his rear end.” “Someone should have told him he was crossing the line,”

Dubai Court Grants Divorce to Man Claiming Genie Has Possessed His Wife

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 13:11
Briebart´s Big Peace, by Frances Martel Posted By: mikkins2- Sun, 19 46 2014 02:46:21 GMT A Dubai man has been granted a divorce from a wife who, he alleges, refuses to engage in sexual activity with him. The difference keeping them apart, he argued, is impossible to settle, because her parents told him his wife was possessed by a genie who controlled her every move. Gulf News reports that the case went before the Dubai Sharia court after the man spoke to his wife´s parents at her behest, after an extended period of time in which she refused to have sex with him. Her parents told him that she was possessed by a djinn '' the